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Aug 8, 2009 5:00pm EDT
to the phone, someone who witnessed the crash as it happened. david wolf joins us from hoboken, new jersey. tell us what you saw. >> i was sitting on the pier from the hoboken side. i was watching the helicopter, a small tourist-type helicopter that is quite common to see. i was following it. out of the side of my vision i saw a small, private airplane coming from the side and i saw the two of them smack into each other and a giant puff of smoke, then the wings flew off. then just the debris quickly fell into the water. >> i imagine there are a million things going through your head at that moment. first of all, did i just see what i really think i saw? what were you thinking? what went through your mind at that point? >> yeah. it all flashed within two seconds. i was like, oh, my god, am i really seeing this? at some point when i saw the puff of smoke or the explosion come out, i definitely screamed. then i thought, okay, maybe it's an emergency situation. what do i need to do? i realized there was nothing to be done. it was so fast and everything just fell in pieces. i knew there
HLN
Aug 23, 2009 5:00pm EDT
limited those numbers. but for now we don't know, and it's for us to wait and see and allow this process to move forward. >> authorities expect to release preliminary results from the vote by september 5th. >>> the weather for tuesday's launch of the space shuttle is looking up. forecasters say there's an 80% chance the weather will cooperate for the early morning blastoff of "discovery," but there is a chance bad weather will delay the fueling process which starts the previous afternoon that. could cause a liftoff postponement. nasa also says tests are looking good for a recently replaced power controller. "discovery" will take a crew of seven and deliver supplies to the international space station. >>> movie critics can only do so much to get audiences into the theater. movies also need good word of mouth. this used to take days, but can now happen in hours. what's behind this. >>> police in canada have intensified their search for a reality show contestant charged with murdering a model. they say they're sending their search for ryan jenkins around vancouver british columbia and they
HLN
Aug 6, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, it's friday eve. i'm so glad you're with us. i'm christi paul. thank you for being here. we do have breaking news we want to get to you first and foremost here. a probably have noticed this if you're member. hackers brought down the networking site twitter with a denial of service attack. this website was down for two hours this morning. a message posted on twitter's home page says the site is still under attack. now, a denial of service attack is when hackers try to overwhelm the website and tie up its server. shutting down the site. facebook representatives also say they're looking into the problem on their web scythe as well. we're going to bring you more details as they become available. >>> meanwhile, three women who died in the shooting rampage of the pennsylvania gym have been identified now. and some newly discovered youtube videos are shedding light into the shooter's home life and his everyday routine. susan candiotti is in pennsylvania. she has all the new developments for us here. the videos just seem so bizarre. >> reporter: well, it's also unusual and very eerie to now
HLN
Aug 9, 2009 7:00am EDT
targeted audience was shut out. >>> thanks for joining us. i'm natasha curry in today for susan hendricks. >>> our top story, the search is scheduled to resume this morning for the victims of a midair collision here in new york. a small plane collideed with a helicopter yesterday and both fell right spot hudson river. new york mayor michael bloomberg said it is believed that all nine people from the aircraft, both of them, were killed. a source close to the investigation tells us that four bodies have been recovered so far. now, this is how one witness described the crash. >> there was a plane, a small plane like a cessna cutting back towards new jersey side, helicopter heading southbound about 1100, 1200 feet. the plane rolled spot helicopter, hit the side of it. the helicopter went straight down the water. there was a poof of smoke and a bang. the plane hit and went down by the hotel, came down in a couple of pieces. >> a law enforcement source tells us the chopper wreckage was found in about 30 feet of water while the plane is believed to be even deeper. sonar has also identi
HLN
Aug 22, 2009 7:00am EDT
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HLN
Aug 27, 2009 12:00pm EDT
has been asking for her, and she needs to be with us. >> the fbi in el dorado county sheriff's department will hold a news conference later today. we will bring that to you when that happened. >>> los angeles police say former model jasmine fiore may have been killed in her own car. they are checking it for evidence after finding her mercedes bejz in a parking lot in west hollywood yesterday. police are searching for a car driven by a woman that dropped off fiore's husband at a hotel before he killed himself. >> we have whattic call circumstantial evidence. we know for a fact that ryan's father, dan jenkins here in calgary owns a silver pt cruiser which matching the vehicle seen outside the hotel in british columbia. we also know that a vehicle very similar to that one is now 700 miles to the west of us in vancouver, british columbia parked in the building where lieian's half sister alena now lives. >> police believe she was killed before he fled to canada. >>> we're talking about the weather now. tropical storm danny is gathering strength. forecasters say it could be a categor
HLN
Aug 3, 2009 12:00pm EDT
which ones, a spokesman told us this and one of his brothers. fairly large contingency of family members. joe jackson, however, notably not here today. what they are going to do is go through basically all of the issues with the estate. another one that just popped up a few minutes ago is that the promotion company, ag, that was the concert promoter for michael jackson's planned tour, they have now filed a petition that they want to intervene in the -- and be given standing in these proceedings as well. basically, their mentality is let us be at the table as well they must think they are owed money a lot of lawyers in this courtroom, the judge has a lot on his plate trying to weave through it all. >> two questions stand out. first of all, you mentioned about katherine jackson, how much control of his estate does she have, if any, right now? and two, at the end of the day, how much money are we talking about? because we know that he was supporting his mother, but that he was also -- sounded like bankrupt by the time -- well not bankrupt, but certainly didn't have a lot of money by
HLN
Aug 30, 2009 1:00pm EDT
investigation is a political move. >> we had the president of the united states, president obama, tell us a few months ago there wouldn't be any investigation like this, that there would not be any look back at cia personnel who were carrying out the policies of the prior administration. now they get a little heat from the left wing of the democratic party and they're reversing course on that. the president is the chief law enforcement officer in the administration. he's now saying, well, this isn't anything he's got anything to do with. he's up vacationing in martha's vineyard and his attorney general is going back and doing something that the president said some months ago they wouldn't do. >> he also says the investigation will do great damage in the long-term because it will keep intelligence officials from doing all they can to get information from terrorism suspects. >>> after a week lost at sea, three men are safe at home. find out how they were found after rescuers stopped looking for them. show and tell you weren't always my favorite day. with all the pet hair in the air, i'd spend
HLN
Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
kicking your week off here for us. we appreciate your company as always. >>> suddenly hurricane season just got busy. tropical storm claudette slammed into florida's panhandle overnight quickly loss steam. the storm came ashore near ft. walton beach. surfers enjoyed the waves ahead of the storm but about the time claudette was downgraded to a tropical depression this morning, bill formed over the atlantic. winds are up to 90 miles an hour there now. the national hurricane center says it could become a major hurricane with 110-mile-per-hour winds over the next couple of days. we're also keeping an eye on tropical depression ana in the caribbean. the big question, of course, you storms headed? meteorologist bonnie schneider has been looking at the trajectory of all of these storms here. the map looks like a nightmare. >> unusual to have all three letters of the alphabet happen in one weekend. one already made landfall. we have claudette. you can see that here in the gulf of mexico that came on as a tropical storm and now a depression bringing heavy rain to florida. we have ana and the fi
HLN
Aug 28, 2009 12:00pm EDT
-mail us at cnn.com/hln. standard text rates apply. we'll air your comments on this bizarre situation. >>> we have new information in another case we're following. there's new evidence in the murder of swim suit model jasmine fiore. police say they found blood and signs of a violent struggle inside her car. the mercedes was found wednesday. blood spatters and swirls of blood were on the passenger seat, the back seat, also the rear windshield indicating that she put up a fight. the bottom of the car had mud stains and weeds and twigs. they found blood stains on the patio she shared with ryan jenkins. it appears to be a domestic violence situation that went, quote, way out of hand as a result of jealousy. >>> police in canada say they know who helped jenkins check into the hotel room where he committed suicide. that person is cooperating with the investigation but not releasing his or her name right now. police also say they have found the pt cruiser used to take jenkins to the hotel but will not say who owns it. >>> to california now where triple digit temperatures coupled with single
HLN
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
your weekend almost, and to hln "news and views." sit back, relax, and let us get you informed. this is a story a lot of people are talking about today. the philadelphia eagles making it official. about an hour ago the team announced they signed disgraced quarterback michael vick to a one-year deal with an option for a second year. now, remember, vick spent 18 months in prison on federal dogfighting charges. larry smith is in philadelphia right now. clearly, the team is hoping this is going to be the beginning of a turnaround for i guess for them and for him, but i have to wonder what the fans are thinking. >> well, you know, we really don't know, christi. before i start, since you mentioned the fans, let me show you this. this morning's "philadelphia daily news" the headline telling everyone, michael vick is coming, hide your dogs. michael vick knows this is the kind of thing he will be facing throughout the rest of his nfl career which now will resume with the philadelphia eagles. ed wothe word inside, everybody deserves a second chance. the number one draft pick in the nfl being i
HLN
Aug 9, 2009 5:00pm EDT
going on with them. >> we are too reliant on a handful of websites. it used to be you had a blog and if that went down everyone else is unafeted. we are reliant on twitter and facebook and myspace. >> if you want to weigh in, head to ireport.com and click the uplink. >>> do you have a favorite search engine and are you sure it is giving you the best results possible? now you can do a blind test comparing google, yahoo! and bing. you get three columns of results. you don't know which one comes from until you pick your favorite one and vote. gooling is the most popular engine. early results show it is evenly matched with yahoo! and bing and the number of people choosing results list. >>. >> if you are still using version six of internet explorer experts say you may be partially responsible for slowing down the entire internet. several groups of web designers and computer techs are on the mission to get ie.6 users to upgrade. it doesn't work well with many modern site building programs and may not work at all with software that is on the way. youtube is directing i.e. 6 users to links that
HLN
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
getting the bull, that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for it. the only way you're going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> look, you are absolutely right that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> reporter: but the president did not shrink from the challenge. and vowed again he will not raise taxes on the middle class to pay for the difference. >> when i was campaigning, i made a promise that i would not raise your taxes if you made $250,000 a year or less. that's what i said. but, i said that for people like myself who make more than that, there's nothing wrong with me paying a little bit more in order to help people who have's got a little bit less. >> reporter: but many agree that's easier said than done and leaves it to him to figure the pesky details how to pay for reform. white house aides privately acknowledge his panel is the last best hope of getting a bipartisan deal. the weeks of negotiations in washington have thus far come up empty. and white house aides acknowledge when congress returns to work
HLN
Aug 15, 2009 5:00pm EDT
having us over. >>> an american sentenced to hard labor in myanmar is going home seven years early. he was arrested after swimming across the lake to visit a noble prize winning activist who is under house arrest. but virginia senator jim webb flew to myanmar to help with the release. >> clearly getting the release of john yettaw was important. he's an ill man. he had been taken to a hospital before the verdict was delivered with seizures. we understand he's a vietnam veteran and has a troubled mind i think is the best way of putting it. and obviously, one doesn't know why he swam this lake. there were reports at the time that he had a vision she was going to be assassinated. >> earlier today, webb became the first american to meet with myanm myanmar's top leader, but perhaps the biggest achievement came when he was allowed to meet with the opposition leader today. he conveyed his deep respects. >>> the taliban are claiming responsibility for today's suicide attack in kabul, afghanistan. at least seven died in that attack and 91 were wounded. the bomb site is next to the u.n. embas
HLN
Aug 15, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. thanks for having us over. an american sentenced to hard labor in myanmar is going home. john yettaw was rasted after swimming across a lake to visit activist aung san suu kyi under house arrest. virginia senator jim webb flew there to help win his release. dan rivers has been following the story. >> clearly getting the release of john yet ta was important. he's an ill man. he has diabetics, epilepsy, taken to hospital before the verdict was delivered with seizures. we understand he's a vietnam veteran and is a troubled mind i think is probably the best way of putting it, and obviously, one doesn't quite know why he swam this lake. there were reports at the time that he had had some sort of vision that she was going to be assassinated and wanted to go and warn her. he's a troubled guy who clearly needs help. >> earlier today, webb became the first american ever to meet with myanmar's top junta leader but his biggest success came when he was allowed to meet with aung san suu kyi for nearly an hour today and he said he conveyed deep respect for the sacrifices she's made on behalf of democr
HLN
Aug 1, 2009 5:00pm EDT
caused on a summer saturday with people heading off for vacations. susan candiotti tells us how it all started. >> reporter: the evacuation of the central terminal at laguardia happened at about 5:00 this morning when the following occurred, according to a law enforcement source close to the investigation, a man who appeared to be intoxicated approached a security checkpoint. the tsa called in the port authority after the source says this man was wearing a backpack and in plain view attached to it were two six bolt square batteries that had wires protruding from it. when the port authority told the man to put the device down, the source said he did not comply and instead appeared as though he was looking to try to push a switch. but nothing happened. the suspicious device was seized, course. they looked at it. the new york city police department bomb squad arrived on the scene and used a water cannon to blow it up. it was determined to be a fake device. but here's the information we have from a law enforcement source close to the investigation about the suspect. he is identified as sco
HLN
Aug 16, 2009 5:00pm EDT
arriving. a cargo plane carrying plastic tarps that can be used for shelter arrived today. u.s. defense officials are calling the effort a modest humanitarian mission. the "uss denver" is on its way to taiwan with water purifcation capabilities. >>> one week ago, american john yettaw was sitting in a prisnone myanmar. today he was on a plane with virginia senator jim webb, the man who got him out of jail. webb met with leaders of the myanmar government yesterday. he swam over to the home of opposition leader aung sun suu kyi. >> i feel fortunate that the government honored my request to allow him to come back here to thailand with me. he was on the aircraft with me. he is not a well man. he had a medical incident this morning when they read him his order of deportation. he is now undergoing a thorough medical review here in the hospital and soon will be able to return to his family. >> senator webb also met with suu kyi during his visit. he's the first member of congress to visit myanmar in more than a decade. >>> u.s. envoy richard holbrooke says pakistan has made enough headw
HLN
Aug 2, 2009 7:00am EDT
evacuated sending scores of suitcases in the sun. they used a water cannon to detonate the device. it was fake. >> a bomb scare. hope it's a false alarm every time. sometime they will be wrong. >> reporter: passengers were on stand by while flights were delayed or canceled before it fully reopened in about six hours. prior to his new york city arrest he faces state charges including planting a state bomb and making terror threats. the fbi is also investigating. the question is what was he up to. a law enforcement source tells us mcgann had boarding passes on several connecting flights from new york to chicago to denver and onto oakland, california. susan candiotti, new york. >>> a shooting outside a gang member's funeral. there was a stampede when shots were fired outside. precautions were taken so the shooter couldn't get in the church. >> lobbed the doors for two or three minutes, then opened back up and found four bodies. >> so much violence in school. church is supposed to be a safe haven. is that is being violated, we are really in trouble. >> witnesses say the shooter ran off. no on
HLN
Aug 2, 2009 5:00pm EDT
classroom. they're encouraging kids to use hand sanitizer. eventually the goal is to vaccinate school aged children but a vaccine won't be available for months. in the meantime, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says states should prepare for the flu as if it were a resurgence of the 1918 pandemic that killed 100 million people worldwide. >>> investigators in idaho looking for a missing boy are focusing on a home in boise. they searched it yesterday and on friday and also closed off a land fill on the property. the homeowner says investigators dug in his backyard after police dogs picked up a scent in his truck. he says his truck was stolen before the boy disappeared, and someone later returned it. >> it was pretty devastated that my truck is being -- it being considered part of this. whatever lead helps. i have complete cooperation with them because it is a little boy that needs to be found. >> wallace said he's innocent. robert manuel disappeared nine days ago after visiting his mom. police say they have no suspects but they are following about 300 tips in this c
HLN
Aug 2, 2009 1:00pm EDT
, thanks for joining us. >>> the remains of the first american pilot shot down over iraq during the 1991 persian gulf war are finally back home. navy captain michael scott speicher disappeared when his plane went down over anbar province on the first night of the war. his remains have been recovered and positively identified. the discovery should end years of speculation that speicher survived and was held captive. according to the navy an iraqi civilian told u.s. forces early last month that he had witnessed the crash. another iraqi told the marines he saw speicher's body being buried after the crash. >>> the state department trying to find out what happened to three americans who were taken into custody in iran. iranian media report they were arrested for crossing illegally from iraq into iran. a fourth american who was supposed to join them on a hike through the kurdish region of iraq apparently fell ill and stayed behind. one of the americans detained in iran is pennsylvania. his mother spoke to cnn radio network. >> my husband and i are eager for the best welfare and conditions
HLN
Aug 1, 2009 7:00am EDT
difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession. >> reporter: but that stimulus plan which republicans thought was wasting taxpayer dollars is perhaps the biggest example of what hasn't happened so far. widescale bipartisanship. mr. obama vowed to change the way washington works. >> surely, there's got to be some is capacity for us to work together. >> reporter: but has had to fall back on his own party to get things done. >> he was not under the illusion that change was going to come to this town easily. >> reporter: the president has pulled back in iraq, fulfilling a campaign promise. troops are now fighting extremists in afghanistan. he's announced the closing of the guantanamo bay detention facility but making that happen has been sticky as had his push for health care reform. some say if he fails could undermine his presidency. politico's mike allen says that's way overstated. >> the chance some health care bill is going to define his presidency is zero but at the moment he's way out on that limb and ne
HLN
Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
taken to a location and when we walked in through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> boy, can you imagine how they were overcome at that moment? lee and ling were employed by the media company owned by al gore. president obama watched this joyous reunion on television as we all did here. he said he is breathing a sigh of relief now that the women are back home. >> i want to just make a brief comment about the fact that the two young journalists, euna lee and laura ling are safely back with their families. we are obviously extraordinarily relieved. i had an opportunity to speak with the families yesterday once we knew that they were on the plane. the reunion that we have all seen on television, i think is a source of happiness not only for the families, but for the entire country. >>> we want to know what you think about this, does former president clinton's mission, do you believe open the doors to better relations with north korea at this point? give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. and you can text us your views at hlntv. >>>
HLN
Aug 9, 2009 1:00pm EDT
destruction in its wake. >>> hey, thanks for joining us on hln. i'm natasha curry. our top story, a fourth body discovered after a midair collision. a small plane collideed with a helicopter, both fell into the hudson river. new york mayor michael bloomberg says it's believed all of the nine people on both aircraft were killed. here is how witnesses described the crash. >> there was a plane, a small plane like a cessna cutting back towards new jersey side. helicopter heading southbound about 1100, 1200 feet. the plane rolled into the helicopter, hit the side of it of the helicopter went straight in the water. there was a poof of smoke and a bang. it went further down hit the water by the w hotel and came down, a couple of pieces. >> what did you think when you saw it. >> tragic, bad. you look up and you see all the planes going around here and it's hectic. unfortunately this thing happens. the fact that it does happen -- it doesn't happen more often is crazy. >> it was turning, went down first. about three, four seconds later, i saw the wing for helicopters. there's no wing for helicopters
HLN
Aug 4, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. how they plan to do this. and this will be a learning experience for all of us here. >>> good afternoon, i hope the day's been good to you so far. well, let's talk about former president bill clinton who is in north korea. these are new pictures that are just coming into us, meeting with top leader kim jong il there. clinton is hoping to win the release of two merge journalists sentenced in june to 12 years hard labor. laura ling and euna lee were arrested in march on charges that they entered the country illegally. now north korea media reported that clinton delivered a message on behalf of obama. the white house calls it a private mission. robert gibbs released a statement saying "while this solely private mission to secure the release of two americans is on the ground, we will have no comment. we do not want to jeopardize the success of former president clinton's mission." >>> meanwhile, iran is finally confirming that it has arrested three americans who were hiking in this area here in iraq. iran says they've been charged with illegal entry for crossing an unmarked border.
HLN
Aug 25, 2009 12:00pm EDT
the dosage and used two other sedatives two days before jackson died. on the night before jackson died he caved in to his demands and gave him propofol again. he also gave an account of what he says happened in the hours before jackson died. according to police documents he says he gave jackson four different drugs. this is a time line. about 1:30 in the morning he gave jackson ten milligrams of val valium. then he had two milligrams of ativan. then versed. about 5:00 a.m., more ativan. at 7:30 a.m., more versed. he monitored him in the entire time he was given the drugs. he made repeated requests and demands for propofol. he gave jackson 25 milligrams of propofol at about 10:40 in the morning. ten minutes after giving jackson propofol, dr. murray said he went to the restroom. when murray came back just two minutes later he says jackson wasn't breathing. however, murray's attorney dismissed that particular part of the time line. he says murray never told police he found jackson at 11:00 in the morning not breathing. what does the jackson family have to say about all this? family a
HLN
Aug 26, 2009 12:00pm EDT
adopting. the judges say lawmakers should decide whether gay people can adopt. gives us your view. should gays be prohibited from adopting children? should the florida been be overturned? give us a call on that. e-mail at cnn.com/hln. you can also text your views plus your comment and name to hln tv. there's the numerical equivalent. we'll air your responses throughout the day. >>> five years probation and six months community labor for chris brown. that's what a judge gave him for assaulting his pop star girlfriend rihanna back in february. he also has to complete a year of domestic violence counseling and stay 50 yards away from rihanna. there are two other incidents two between the singers cited. three months before that rihanna slapped brown during an argument and he shoved her into a wall. in another brown incident he allegedly broke car windows after an argument. >>> teens are more likely to get drunk, smoke and do drugs if their see their parents do it. teens who see their parents drunk are twice as likely to get drunk in a typical month. three times likelier to use marijua
HLN
Aug 29, 2009 1:00pm EDT
family on cape cod. the priest from cape cod parish also spoke. >> we bring with us treasured memories of ted kennedy, memories not only of a national leader and a master legislator, but of a beloved husband, a great father, a terrific grandfather, a sweet uncle, a dear friend, a trusted colleague, a wise mentor. we enter this church with these memories, acutely alive for each of us. we gather to treasure the memory and to share our sense of loss. >> later today, kennedy will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. he qualified based on his military service as well as service as a united states senator. he'll be buried near his two brothers, former president john f. kennedy and former senator bobby kennedy. stay with hln as we follow the kennedy funeral throughout the day. >>> a solemn moment in new orleans as people pause to remember the devastating events of four years ago. today is the anniversary of hurricane katrina's landfall in the u.s. it left the gulf coast shattered. president obama vowed not to let red tape get in the way of the continuing recovery effort. t
HLN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
capitalistic system that made us a great country and putting it in government pockets. >> grassley is the ranking republican on the senate finance committee, deeply involved obviously in health care reform bargaining process. let's talk about president obama, because he's fighting, one of the ones calling those health care reforms scare tactics head on. at a town hall in portsmouth, new hampshire, it was a lot like a campaign rally. the president accused special interest to scare and mislead people. outside the forum, protesters had signs that called him a socialist and protested what they see as a bigger government role in health care. president obama plans more town halls. the white house has launch add weshz to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million or 50 says not so fast. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aa rchl p is launch ag multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk critics. >>> fbi investigating this graffiti outside dave scott. the democrati
HLN
Aug 8, 2009 7:00am EDT
democracy. >> the real question facing us as a people right now, are we a self-governing people or not. can we face the large challenges we have as a country? and health care is clearly one of this. i think this is putting democracy to a real test and leadership on both sides, leaders on both sides need to step up and -- and put an end to these disruptive kind of brawling, physically violent sessions claire mccaskill had to cancel one next week because of fear of violence. >> president obama said the only way to build a stronger economy, reforming the health care system. >>> judge sonia sotomayor officially becomes a supreme court justice today. she will take a private oath that the constitution requires of all federal employees then she'll take a public oath to pledge she will administer justice fairly and impartially. sotomayor is expected to hear her first arguments next months when the court take as key campaign finance case. >>> your 401(k) probably got a boost from news fewer jobs than expected were cut last month. the surprise drop in the unemployment rate jolted wall street
HLN
Aug 22, 2009 5:00pm EDT
about the killing of a former swimsuit model in california. two law enforcement officers tells us the remains were so badly mutilated investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her. her nude body was found in a dumpster behind an apartment complex. she was stuffed inside a suitcase. an arrest warrant was issued thursday for reality tv contestant ryan jenkins who is from canada. nancy grace talked to a royal canadian mounted police official about the search there. >> straight out to sergeant duncan with royal canadian mounted police. he joins us from vancouver. thank you for being with us. sergeant, i understand many authorities believe he is hiding in the metro vancouver area. why do they believe that? >> well, at this point i guess, nancy, some of the original indicators were that he might be attempting to enter canada. at this point we haven't confirmed that he is in canada, but we are obviously not taking any chances and ordering a thorough investigation to figure out if he is here. >> jenkins and fiore were married in march. cnn has been unable
HLN
Aug 29, 2009 5:00pm EDT
wanted to go sledding down the steep driveway. i was trag to get used to my artificial leg. the hill was covered with ice and snow. it wasn't easy to walk. the hill was very slick. as i struggled to walk, i slipped and i fell on the ice. i started to cry. i said, i can't do this. i said i'll never be able to climb up that hill. he lifted me up in his strong, gentle arms, and said something i will never forget. he said, "i know you can do it. there is nothing that you can't do." we're going to climb that hill together, even if it takes us all day. sure enough, he held me around my waist and we slowly made it to the top. >> the service was attended by many current and former members of congress, former presidents bill clinton, jimmy carter and george w. bush were there. president obama delivered the eulogy. he said that kennedy was a kind and tender hero who never gave up despite the enormous challenges and tragedies he faced. >> today we say good-bye to the youngest child of rose and joseph kennedy. the world will long remember their son edward. a champion for those who had none. the
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Aug 31, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, to tell us what the top priorities, besides ob youbtly getting fighter out. has are the top priorities for firefighters? >> reporter: well, one of the biggest priorities is to continue to protect the many neighborhoods that this fire is burning right up against. in many of these neighborhoods, we've seen huge flame on the hillsides. firefighters have been letting them burn down the hillside because it's too tough to battle them there. what they do is really man every call cul-de-sac, every end of the block with fire tanks and crews have very been really battling it once it get down to ground level. this, one of the many areas where firefighters are continuing to wage one massive firefight. an out of control wildfire roaring in los angeles county turns deadly. two firefighters are killed when their vehicle rolls down a mountain side. >> this is a very difficult time for los angeles county fire department. and the men and women that serve day in, day out. >> reporter: nearly 3,000 firefighters are trying to contain the blaze known as the station fire. burning in hills north of
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Aug 23, 2009 1:00pm EDT
and it's for us to wait and see and allow this process to move forward. >> authorities expect to release preliminary results from the vote by september 5th. >>> police in canada have intensified their search for a reality show contestant charged with murdering a model. the royal canadian mounted police say they're sending their search for ryan jenkins around vancouver, british columbia. they have spoken with his father who lives in calgary. jenkins is a millionaire who once appeared on the vh1 reality show "megan wants a millionaire." he's charged with killing and dismembering former model jasmine fiore he married earlier this year. cnn has not confirmed reports that marriage has since been annulled. her body was found in a suitcase in southern california last week. >>> a woman who lost her husband is turning her tragedy into art and activism. her crusade next. >>> president obama may be visiting on martha's vineyard but that doesn't mean he can forget about work. a group opposed to the health care proposals plans to air an ad campaign. >> the beach is nice this time of year, but
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Aug 10, 2009 12:00pm EDT
they use the meetings to express their opinions. democratings say the disruptions are actually hurting the democratic process. >> i'll tell you what's wrong with it. when there's a group of people honestly sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers, and instead someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts to the point where the meeting comes to an end, that isn't dialogue, that isn't the democratic process. >> awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings are not shouting at anybody. they're trying to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody and the country, which is our own health. so i don't think demonizing constituents is a good policy. >> the republican party has said it's not behind the protests, but some conservative groups have encouraged people to show their opposition. >>> a meeting of the three amigos today in mexico. president billion is on a two-day swing there for talks with fellow nafta leaders. fillipe calderon topping the agenda, swine flu, drug violence, and trade. in about
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Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >>> i'm so glad that you're with us on this tuesday. i'm christi paul. welcome to "hln news and views." so good to see you. breaking news we're learning about today regarding michael jackson. he'll be laid to rest on what would have been his 51st birthday in glendale north of los angeles on august 29th. that's next saturday. a family spokesman says the singer will be buried in the cemetery's great mausoleum which features replicas of the works of michelangelo. the ceremony will be limited to family and close friends though. remember, jackson died on june 26th. >>> his family though may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the late singer's concert promoter. a family attorney says jackson's family thinks aeg live played an active role during the last six months of his life and apparently paid for dr. conrad murray's services. remember, murray is at the center of a criminal investigation into jackson's death. >>> i want to let you know we are getting breaking news in. we're just learning here journalist robert novak has died. his family says he died of cancer. the longtime column
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Aug 8, 2009 1:00pm EDT
his favor? >>> getting pulled over by the cops in one connecticut time is pretty sweet. police use reverse psychology here and reward to keep the peace. >>> hi. you're watching hln news and views. >>> we start with breaking news out of new york. a tourist helicopter and a small plane have collided and crashed into the hudson river near manhattan. take a look at this tower cam view here of the scene. details are still coming in right now but here is what we know. police say six people were believed to be on board the liberty tours helicopter. it's unclear if that number includes the pilot or not. as far as the other aircraft, the small plane, we don't know how many people were on board that. one witness tells the ap that the helicopter dropped rapidly and he could see that the plane had lost its wing. right now rescue operations are under way in the hudson river near hoboken, new jersey. crews are looking for both survivors and wreckage. this air space over the hudson river and around new york city is typically crowded with tourists and aircraft traffic. we're going to bring you mor
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Aug 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
happy monday. thanks for kicking the week off with us. i know. can't believe the weekend is gone already, can you? it's good to have your company as always. let's talk about this reality show contestant that's accused of killing his ex-wife, of course. he had been found dead now. police are searching for the woman who was last seen with him. that's ryan jenkins on the right. body was found in a canadian motel. it appears he hanged himself. officers have wanted to question him in the killing of jasmine fiore whose mutilated remains were found in a trash can near los angeles. employees say a blond woman dropped off jenkins at this motel thursday, and then left. and police want to question her. the only description we have is that she's about 5'9" and in her early 20s. >> they came here on friday. a lady went to the place. she was driving a silver pt cruiser with alberta plates. after she went to the room with the fella, just left, never seen her again. ryan walked this way. i seen him once, he had sunglasses on, baseball cap, heard looked a little bit darker. and he looks a lot sle
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Aug 22, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. guards had to use tear gas to get the prisoners under across. eight inmates and eight staff workers were injured but no one had to be admitted to the hospital. >> right now we're happy to report to you that the facility is secure, the inmates are accounted for. we had minimal injuries which are still being assessed to the inmates. and as far as we know right now, minimal if any injuries right now to any staff or department of corrections personnel. >> state police haven't said why the inmates rioted. the prison have been on lockdown when the inmates -- prison officials decided to relax that shortly before the rioting started. >>> as long as they're in lifelong and monogamous same-sex relationships, gays and lesbians can serve as clergy in the lutheran church. the previous policy of the church allowed gays to serve as members of professional rosters only if they were celibate. gays and lesbians recht about 2% of the population. >>> we have learned new details about the killing of a former swimsuit model in california. the remains of jasmine fiore were so badly mutilated, authorities had t
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Aug 19, 2009 12:00pm EDT
think twice. we'll explain it to you. we're glad to have you with us. happy hump day as we get halfway through the workweek. we're so grateful to have your company as always. we have learned today that a pioneer in the news business is dead. don hewitt, creator and longtime producer of cbs's "60 minutes" passed away today. his career at cbs spanned a staggering 60 years. he was probably best known for his 36 years as "60 minutes" executive producer. hewitt was 86 years old. certainly our thoughts going out to our colleagues at cbs and his family as well today. >>> a search is under way in katie, texas, for a police officer accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend who is also a cop. take a look at this picture here. investigators say rachel hillsman was dropping her children off at her mother's house yesterday when this man julio reyes abducted him. this is the victim in the case. take a good look. police helicopters are searching for them by air. s.w.a.t. teams and bloodhounds could join the search soon. the couple have a child together but they broke up months ago. friends say
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Aug 30, 2009 5:00pm EDT
firefighters cannot get places quickly, which is why helicopters are being used and aircraft are being used to dump the fire retardant. >> the fire has burned at least 35,000 acres and crews have only managed to contain a fracture of that. several are burning around southern and central california. >>> former vice president dick cheney is criticizing the justice department's decision to investigate weather cia interrogators abused terrorist suspects. he says the decision to open the investigation is a political move. >> we had the president of the united states, president obama, tell us a few months ago that there wouldn't be any investigation like this, there would not be any look back at cia personnel who were carrying out the policies of the prior administration. now they get a little heat from the left wing of the democratic party, and they're reversing course on that. the president is the chief law enforcement officer in the administration. he is now saying, well, this isn't anything he's got anything to do with. he's up on vacation at martha's vineyard and his attorney general is goin
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Aug 20, 2009 12:00pm EDT
call it a compassionate release. call us now at 1-877-tell-hln or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. you can text us, too, your views. send it to hlntv text views a if you think, yes, he should be released so he can is home and die or view b if you think, no, he should not be released. thank you so much for letting us know how you feel. >>> well, polls have closed in afghanistan's presidential election seen really as a crucial test for stability and democracy here. taliban threats dampened voter turnout though in some areas, particularly in the south which is a taliban stronghold. despite tight security, afghan officials say 26 people were killed in attacks. now incumbent president hamid karzai is running for a second term. the obama administration has really distanced itself from karzai criticizing his ties with former warlords. karzai's main challenger is his former foreign minister, abdullah bela. he has portrayed himself as the best chance for change. preliminary results are expected to be announced on saturday, by the way. >>> let's talk about the cash for clunkers program yet again bec
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Aug 16, 2009 7:00am EDT
swinging in defense of health care reform and used the death of a grandmother to slam his staunchest critics. >>> a crime, i didn't kill anyone. i didn't attack anybody. i just stood up for what i believed was right. >> birmingham's mayor offering people arrested during the civil rights movement a refund and a pardon. why some people are saying, no, thank you. >>> good sunday to you. you're watching hln. hope you're having a great weekend so far. i'm susan hendricks. our top story is a tropical storm warning for parts of florida. it was just issued a few hours ago. meanwhile tropical storms anna and bill keep moving across the atlantic. let's get the latest from reynolds. >> we're talking about two systems. two is company, three is a crowd, anna and bill and tropical depression which may become one before the day is out. first you see it here off the coast of tampa. you see the counterclockwise flow. this is a system expected to gain strength, expected to make landfall around midnight around apalachicola and alabama and flash flooding could be a possibility. two other systems, of cou
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Aug 7, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of a lack of public support. democrats accused republicans of using mob tactics to derail health care reform. some democratic lawmakers say they have even gotten death threats for supporting the overhaul. so what do you think of some of the protests you have seen at the town hall meetings? is it people exercising their right to free speech or is it intimidation. call 1-877-tell-hln or you can e-mail us by heading to cnn.com/hln and clicking under your views and theyou can also t us at hln tv, standard text rates apply. and we will air your responses throughout the day. >>> mel martinez is resigning. the former republican previously said he would not be running for re-election in 2010, but martinez is giving up his senate seat more than a year early. he will stay in office until someone is picked to fill out the rest of his term. under florida law, governor charlie crist will appoint a successor until the next election. >>> there's more chilling evidence of the pennsylvania gym shooter's obsession with women. he traveled to los angeles to take a self-help seminary to solve his frustrat
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Aug 30, 2009 7:00am EDT
news and views on this last sunday in august. so glad you're with us. i'm susan hendricks. we start in california where the fire that grown and is threatening as many as 10,000 homes. triple digit temperatures and bone dry conditions are fueling this fire. about 1,000 homes have already been evacuated in the area. the wildfire is burning and the steep canyons in the angeles national forest, north of los angeles. at least three homes have been destroyed. three people have been reported injured. that is the latest. one fire official says this fire is extremely treacherous. >> today what happened is what i call the perfect storm of fuels, weather and topography coming together generating extreme fire behavior. essentially the fire burned at will and went where it wanted to when it wanted to when all those factors came into alignment. >> a major goal for firefighters is to try to keep that fire from spreading to mount wilson. that's where many broadcast and communications antennas are located. it is also home to the mount wilson observatory. >>> senator ted kennedy has been laid to rest at
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Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
promised $3 billion for reconstruction. >>> when a blind woman was attacked, the cain she uses to get around became her weapon. >> i went, get away from me now. >> how she fought off some robbers who went after the money she raised for charity. this is hln.  >>> some thieves attacked a blind woman and took the money she raised for charity. they got away about the cash. as stacy ashley reports, the woman put up quite a fight. >> i was walking down the street with my backpack on my back. >> reporter: she's a fighter by nature. she's overcome countless obstacles. she's legally blind and relies on a cain to get around. thursday night she needed her stick for something different, to fight off robbers. >> i said get away from me now. i thought this was the end. i thought they would do something drastic to me but they didn't. >> reporter: she was leaving the sports fed indication, making her way towards the bus stop when she felt someone grab her from behind. >> i felt this tug. they pulled me back. i fell down. they dragged me a couple of feet until i finally gaffe up the bag. at the same
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Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> welcome to hln on this saturday, august 29th. so glad you are with us. i'm susan hendricks. >>> about 1,500 people will attend sen core edward kennedy's funeral mass. among those attending former presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. kennedy listd through the assassination of two of his brothers. he will be buried next to john f. kennedy and robert kennedy at arlington seam tary. president obama left his vacation retreat and arrived in boston last night. he will deliver today's uology. we will follow that as well. >>> this morning in washington, members of congress boarded a bus that will take them to andrews air force base and on to boston for senator kennedy's funeral. family, friends and colleagues spent three hours sharing their fondest memories of senator kennedy. tens of thousands of people who didn't know him personally pay their final respects as well. tom foreman reports. ♪ >> reporter: at a presidential library on the edge of the ocean, the people came in waves. ted kennedy was bigger than life for many. to family and friends alike, he preac
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Aug 21, 2009 12:00pm EDT
you're with us. i'm susan hendricks in for christi paul. >>> we begin with live pictures for you about the murder case against casey anthony, and a first look at what will likely be her defense strategy. short time ago that was taken. here are the live pictures right here. the hearing is still going on at this hour with her parents looking on. her defense team said it wanted the head of the search and rescue team that looked for her then-missing daughter to testify. now, one of her attorneys says his testimony will prove that casey anthony did not kill her daughter. >> the body of caylee anthony was found very close to the anthony home, and the body was found in a wooded area that if one were to search for a missing child, this is the first place you would go search. there is substantial evidence that we've discovered and that's been set forth in our brief, your honor, that the body or the remains of caylee anthony were placed there after casey anthony was locked up in the orange county correctional facility. there is substantial evidence, and that proves, your honor, her innocence. th
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Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
." thank you for being with us. pretty volatile day today. take a look at this. >> you want to be let -- you want to be led out of here, you're welcome to go. now, wait a minute. now, wait a minute. now, wait a minute. now, wait a minute. wait a minute. >> almost getting physical there. there has been another, as you can see for yourself, town hall meeting on the latest hot button issue, of course, health care reform. this one hosted today by senator arlen specter in lebanon, pennsylvania. one of two he will be hosting. the republican turned democrat faced heated questions about president obama's plan to overhaul health care. some people got so angry they almost came to blows. police officer had to step in. specter had to step in and calm him down. most of the crowd was very vocal, though, particularly about their opposition to government-run health care. >> i don't believe this is just about health care. it's not about t.a.r.p. under the circumstanc it's not about left and right. this is about systemic dismantling of this country. i'm only 35 years old. i have never been interested i
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Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
chime in on this and tell us what you think? text us at hlntv. here are your options. type views a if you think pitino should be fired. views b if you think he should resign. or views c if you believe he should be allowed to continue coaching. standard text charges apply. >>> federal officials may have found a town willing to house suspects from guantanamo bay. the prison could close soon, putting 350 people out of work. local politicians are under pressure to save the jobs. residents favor housing at ga guantanamo detainees if it means saving the employees. others are not comfortable having terror suspectses so close. no final decisions have been made. but we would like your thought on this story. do you think detainees from g n guantanamo should be moved to this michigan prison in order to keep the prison from closing? give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln or text us your views at hlntv. your opinion is important to us. thank you for letting us know how you feel. >>> the public wake for eunice kennedy shriver will begin in about an hour from now. thousands are
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Aug 16, 2009 1:00pm EDT
, they have something to celebrate as well. >>> hi. thanks for having us over. you're watching hln. i'm virginia cha. our top stories, we have three tropical storms to keep our eyes on. parts of the alabama coast are under storm warnings. a new storm sprang up early this morning and it's already strengthened enough to become tropical storm claudette. some parts of the florida han hanld could get up to 10 inches of rain. and tropical storm bill is churning over the atlantic, getting stronger and heading east. it could make it to hurricane strength today. and then there's tropical storm ana, still causing worries for the caribbean as it moves westward. it may hit haiti or the dominican republic, but they can't say if it will reach the u.s. yet. stay here with hln, your full weather forecast and storm check, straight ahead. >>> milwaukee mayor tom barrett is recovering after being beaten with a metal pipe. at last word, he was in stable condition at a hospital. now, we don't know the extent or type of injuries he received in this attack, but police say he was alert and talking when he
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